Zweygardt sculptures installed in Alabama, Kansas
Alfred University Professor Emeritus Glenn Zweygardt recently exhibited his sculpture in art shows located in Alabama and Kansas, meeting by chance a distant cousin of Jim Moretti, former athletic director and head football coach at Alfred University.
Zweygardt’s sculptures Mars Trilogy and Council Trilogy were installed in the 2016 iteration of SPACES Sculpture Trail, located in Huntsville, Ala., and curated by Lisa Moretti Bollinger, a native of Dansville and the daughter of Hornell native Robert Moretti – cousin of James Moretti.
Zweygardt’s sculpture has been a feature of the SPACES Sculpture Train since the sculpture exhibit was founded in 2010 as a joint project of Arts Huntsville, Alabama A&M University, Huntsville Museum of Art, Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment, and the University of Alabama at Huntsville. Zweygardt’s SPACES pieces have included Bipolar Hydra, Early Homeland Security, and The Owl and the Falcon.
Early Homeland Security, which Zweygardt installed on the UAH campus in 2010 has been moved to Ditto Landing Marina, along the Tennessee River — an appropriate new home for a piece that includes a large arrowhead, as Ditto Landing Marina was an area used by the Chickasaw Nation in the 1800’s.
Inaddition to meeting Bollinger, Zweygardt notes Alfred University alumnus Chris Taylor, who received his MFA from the University in 2012, also assisted with the installation. Taylor studied in SOAD’s Sculpture Dimensional Studies program and is currently teaching at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
More recently, Zweygardt’s sculpture appeared in an exhibit hosted by Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, located in Lindsborg, Kan., and titled Kansas Revisited. Zweygardt, a native of St. Francis, Kan., has installed 21 pieces in the exhibit, including Fortune’s Hands, Swamp Walker, Bonsai Man, and Ginko Girl.
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